He is currently 56 years old. Mark also works out who Grant is, but Sharon convinces him he is better off with his adoptive father – Tim. It is going to be fireworks from the start."[19]. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC. ... Kemp is a very popular surname, it is mentioned in Ricky Jervais'Extra's, maybe someone got confused after Ross Kemp appeared in that!! ", “Everything I learnt, I learnt from Barbara”Eastenders co-star Danniella Westbrook, who played Peggy Mitchell’s daughter, pays tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor. Their affair ends when Phil catches them together and Grant then has a one-night stand with 19-year-old Chelsea Fox – to his mother's outrage. In 2012, Ross married … Hosted by actor Ross Kemp, the series follows Kemp and a film crew around the … However, their marriage ended in tragedy when Grant's prolonging mistreatment towards Tiffany ultimately led to her being accidentally killed by his would-be stepfather Frank Butcher (Mike Reid). Family Life Elsewhere in the TV world, Phillip Schofield called the actress "gorgeous", adding that she was "a real icon, showbiz lost a lot of sparkle today". "I have so many happy memories and moments that I will always cherish, even when Peggy floored Ian with a punch," he said. The character was involved in numerous storylines, including the unveiling of Den Watts’ killer; an affair with Ian Beale’s (Adam Woodyatt) girlfriend, Jane Collins; and a week’s worth of episodes dubbed “Get Johnny Week,” which saw the Mitchell brothers embroiled in a vendetta against gangster Johnny Allen. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. Ross, 51, first joined EastEnders in 1990 as one of the hardmen Mitchell brothers, alongside Steve McFadden as Phil. He goes on to marry Tiffany Raymond (Martine McCutcheon), who soon becomes pregnant – although it is unclear whether he or Tiffany's ex-partner Tony (Mark Homer) is the father of her child. There will never be another like that incredible woman. Grant's poor treatment of Tiffany included physical and emotional abuse and two affairs, one of which was with her mother Louise (played by Carol Harrison) and the other with Lorraine Wicks (played by Jacqueline Leonard). Ross Kemp became a father to a baby boy by ex-partner Nicola Coleman who was working as his makeup artist at the time. [2] He always strived to live up to the family name and enjoyed the reputation he inherited and maintained. Other former co-stars also fondly remembered the actress. Grant Mitchell first arrived in Albert Square with his older brother Phil (Steve McFadden), and the pair become co-owners of the local garage – The Arches. Patsy Palmer, who played Bianca Jackson, said on Instagram: "I'm sitting here thinking of the 100s of memories we shared. "[21], On 18 January 2016, it was announced that Kemp had agreed to reprise his role for a few episodes. [6], The Mitchell brothers quickly became two of the soap's most popular characters and storylines involving the brothers soon began to dominate the programme. Before Fame. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. [8] This storyline was slow burning and was spread over several years, providing a plethora of dramatic tension along the way. Phil initially insists he does not need Grant's help but then accepts it. 0 0. gvih2g2. He cannot live up to his promises however, and on Sharon's birthday, Grant sets fire to The Queen Vic to generate insurance money to pay off debts. Ross Kemp. Grant tells Phil he immediately needs the money that he lent him. Ross Kemp visits HMP Belmarsh. 22 million viewers tuned in to see Grant and Tiffany's final clash on New Year's Eve 1998. Oberman recalled how welcoming the star had been when she first arrived into the "whirlwind" of the "fast-moving" show, despite Dame Barbara having been absent from EastEnders for a couple of years due to ill health. When Grant discovers this, he is incensed and throws Tiffany out. [31] Their return was voted as one of the Golden TV Moments of 2005 in a BBC poll. [13] In November 2005 the character was blamed for turning children into playground bullies by Dr. Sally Henry, who claimed that impressionable children look to male soap characters as role models and subsequently copy their violent behaviour. In his absence, Sharon is comforted by Phil and they begin an affair, although this comes to an abrupt end when Grant returns and promises to change his ways. She just gave. When Grant's nephew Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) goes missing and Phil is reluctant to get the police involved, Sharon contacts Grant for help, but Courtney (now played by Alice Nokes) meets Sharon instead; Grant has not seen the messages. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden added his voice to the tributes, telling BBC Breakfast she was "the greatest landlady Albert Square ever saw". The presenter went from being Rylan Clark to Rylan Clark-Neal after he married Big Brother 2013 contestant Dan Neal in 2015. Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is remembered as an excellent athlete. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. [14] The year finally culminated with the death of Tiffany — killed in a motor accident, while trying to reclaim her daughter from Grant. Kemp's mother Jean was a hairdresser and his father John was a Detective Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service. Funny story written by Scooter Nairns. She gave out, she took back. Grant learns of Carla's scam; unbeknownst to Carla he chases Ray away and leads Carla to believe he has fallen for her lies. 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